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Alejandro Morales’s death doesn’t just leave a hole in Chicago’s DIY music scene—it’s a loss to community activists, to affordable housing advocates, and to countless friendships.
With his generous spirit and boundless enthusiasm, Running drummer Alejandro Morales was the beating heart of a vibrant community.
A few years ago Matthew Hord, who fronts Chicago-based noise-punk mainstays Running (and played alongside yours truly in a handful of local bands over the years), moved to New York […]
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Chicago artist Bill Connors.
How I ran away from my failing body and straight into the Chicago Marathon.
Until last month, Puerto Rican six-piece Davila 666 had been quiet since 2011. The riotous outfit had earned a reputation as one of the best live bands in the world, […]
But the best parts of a “Freeze run” are the friends made and sights seen along the way.
Chicago weirdos Running and Ryley Walker are far-out in very different ways, but they find middle ground on a new instrumental tape.
Ukrainian Village’s beloved Permanent Records will close in September, and its full-time employees—including Moniker Records founder Robert Manis—will move to LA to work at its west-coast shops.
This week’s gig poster was designed by local artist Josh Davis.
Dave McCune, manager of Chicago’s Permanent Records, reflects on the store’s history: “I got to watch the evolution of the shop from both sides of the counter.”
Permanent Records celebrates its odds-defying tenth anniversary, Comfort Station hosts the inaugural ZINEmercado festival, and more.
The thrash revivalists are already on the hunt for a new drummer.
Also, runners rank the most dangerous spots in the city, and now you can stay in Vincent Van Gogh’s Arles bedroom—in River North.